Ongoing Fort Worth Trinity Park. The Log Cabin Village living history museum depicts the lifestyle of pioneers who settled this area in the mid-to-late 1800s. Admission $5 adults 18+, $4.50 children ages 4-17 and 60+, $4 groups of 10 or more. Free for ages 3 & under. Hrs. Tues.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 1-5 p.m. For more information, 817-392-5881, www.logcabinvillage.org. 2100 Log Cabin Village Ln.
Ongoing The Kimbell Art Museum’s renowned European masterpieces, paintings and sculptures, dating from antiquity through the 18th century, include Michelangelo’s Torment of Saint Anthony and Caravaggio’s Cardsharps. Visitors will also see antiquities from Greece, Rome and Egypt. Late 18th-century through mid-20th-century works are on view in the north galleries. Admire Impressionist and post-Impressionist favorites Cézanne, Monet, Picasso, Matisse and Mondrian. The permanent exhibition is free. Hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. noon-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., Closed Mon. For more information call 817-332-8451, www.kimbellart.org. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Ongoing See the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s World Trade Center Beam Exhibit. This 9/11 tribute exhibit features the largest World Trade Center artifact in Texas. This beam is a full-façade panel that once supported the three floors (101-103) that were located just above the center of the impact zone of the North Tower. The artifact, one of the few recovered pieces the National Institute of Standards and Technology has been able to trace to the exact location in the structure, is the focus of a permanent exhibit. Free admission. Hrs. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. noon-5 p.m. For more information, 817-255-9300, www.fortworthmuseum.org. 1600 Gendy St.
Ongoing Fort Worth Stockyards Historical District’s Texas Longhorn Cattle Drive. Twice daily, herders dressed in 19th-century cowboy gear drive 15-17 head of cattle down Exchange Ave. Best viewing areas for the drives are the front lawn of the Livestock Exchange Bldg. or across the street near the Stockyards Visitor’s Center. Free. Times 11:30 a.m. & 4 p.m. daily, weather permitting. No cattle drives on major holidays. For more information, 817-336-4373, www.fortworthherd.com. Along E. Exchange Ave.
Ongoing Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Stroll through this 109-acre park of trees and flowers, then to the greenhouse, cafe and the waterways. The main gardens are free & open daily from dawn until dusk. A small fee is required for the 7.5 acre Japanese garden, which is open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and offers tours that take about an hour. A small fee is also required for the conservatory, which is open Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 1-6 p.m. For more information, 817-392-5510, www.fwbg.org. 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
Ongoing Grapevine Vintage Railroad. Take a nostalgic ride on two Victorian-style locomotives. “Puffy,” the 1896 steam locomotive, is the oldest continuously operating steam engine in the South; “Vinny” is a 1953 GP-7 diesel locomotive. The trains run seasonally Sat. & Sun. round trip between downtown Grapevine and the Fort Worth Stockyards. The Grapevine to the Stockyards run departs at 1 p.m. and arrives in the Stockyards around 2:15 p.m. The return trip departs the Stockyards at 4:15 p.m. and arrives back in Grapevine about 5:45 p.m. The hour-long Trinity River Fun Run leaves from the Stockyards at 2:45 p.m. Pricing varies, see web site for details. For information, 817-410-3123, www.stockyardsstation.com/attractions, www.grapevinetexasusa.com/grapevine-vintage-railroad. Grapevine station, 705 S. Main St. Open 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Stockyards Station, noon-4:30 p.m. 140 E. Exchange Ave.
Ongoing The Fort Worth Zoo. This home to nearly 7,000 native and exotic animals is ranked the no. 5 zoo in the nation by USA Travel Guide. Admission $12 13+, $9 seniors 65+ and children 3-12, children 2 & under free. Parking $5. Half-price tickets are available every Wednesday. Hrs. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. See web site for holiday hours. For more information 817-871-7050, www.fortworthzoo.org. 1989 Colonial Pkwy.
Ongoing Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s satellite exhibit of 150 Years of Fort Worth. Fort Worth’s interesting history is housed in the nearly 100-year-old Fire Station No. 1 building located in the City Center Complex. This exhibit traces Fort Worth’s development from its beginning as a frontier outpost, through its rowdy youth as a cattle town to the present. See graphics, historical artifacts, photographs and documents, reproduced paintings and original posters. The building that houses the exhibit is also a valuable piece of Fort Worth history since it is the site of the original city hall. Free admission. Hrs. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. For more information, 817-255-9300, www.fwmuseum.org/150-fort-worth-history. Corner of 2nd & Commerce Sts.
Ongoing The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. See more than 2,000 artifacts about the remarkable women that shaped the West. Hrs. Tue.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Closed for major holidays; see web site for details. Admission $10 13+, $8 seniors 60+, $8 children 3-12, children 3 & under free with paid adult. For more information, 817-336-4475, 800-476-3263, www.cowgirl.net. 1720 Gendy St.
Ongoing The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. See history and nature with stunning IMAX cinematography and audio. This month’s features include: Jerusalem, Journey to the South Pacific, Tornado Alley, Humpback Wales and more. Gen. Ad. $6 guests, $3 members. For complete list of show times, 817-255-9540, www.fortworthmuseum.org/omni-imax-now-showing. 1600 Gendy St.
Ongoing The Christian Arts Museum. The Christian Arts Museum showcases “Inspirational Art,” including a three dimensional, full-size exhibition that recreates Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting, The Last Supper. Free admission. Hrs. Wed.-Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, 817-332-7878, www.cacmuseum.org. 3221 Hamilton Ave.
Ongoing Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge. This 3,621-acre refuge is one of the largest city-owned nature centers in the United States. It was designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1980 and offers special events, educational programs and naturalist-led nature hikes. Admission $5 adults, $2 children 3-12, free to children under 3, $3 seniors 65+, $1 discount per person with Military ID-Active/Retired. Hrs. Refuge 8 a.m.-5 p.m., hours vary for special events. See web site for details. For more information, 817-392-7410, www.fwnaturecenter.org. 9601 Fossil Ridge Rd.
Fridays & Saturdays Four Day Weekend comedy. This six-member comedy troupe in downtown Fort Worth weaves audience participation, videos and music with their improvisational skills. The talented cast has created the longest-running live show in Fort Worth’s history. Tickets $20. Ages 18+ are welcome. Performances Fri. & Sat., 7:30 p.m. & 10 p.m. For information, 817-226-4329, www.fourdayweekend.com. 312 Houston St.
Through March 7 Asher Lev at Circle Theatre. Adapted from the novel by Chaim Potok, My Name is Asher Lev is the journey of a young Jewish painter with a talent that threatens to destroy his relationship with his parents. Young Asher realizes he must make a difficult choice between art and his Hassidic heritage. This stirring adaptation of a modern classic presents a heartbreaking and triumphant vision of what it means to be an artist. Ticket prices, performance dates and times vary. For more information, www.circletheatre.com. 230 West Fourth Street in Sundance Square.
Through March 8 Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR. at Theatre Arlington. Journey “under the sea” with Ariel and her aquatic friends. In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid longs to leave her ocean home (and her fins) behind and live in the world above. Tickets $10. Performances Fri.-Sat. 7:30 p.m. & Sat-Sun. 2 p.m. For more information, www.theatrearlington.org, 817-275-7661. 305 W. Main St., Arlington, TX 76010.
Through March 8 Steel Magnolias at Casa Mañana. Set in Truvy’s Beauty Salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, Steel Magnolias examines the relationships of six southern ladies who gather regularly to gossip, needle and harangue each other through the best and worst of times. Performance times and ticket prices vary. For information, 817-332-2272, www.casamanana.org. 3101 West Lancaster.
Through March 22 Stage West Theatre presents, The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence. Watson: trusty sidekick to Sherlock Holmes; loyal engineer who built Bell’s first telephone; unstoppable super-computer that became the reigning Jeopardy! champ; amiable techno-dweeb, just looking for love. These four faithful companions become one in this brilliant and witty, time jumping play. It’s a loving tribute, and cautionary tale, dedicated to the people – and machines – upon which we all depend, and to the strength of our connections to one another. Performance times and ticket prices vary. For more information, 817-784-9378, www.stagewest.org. 821/823 W. Vickery Blvd.
Through April 5 Focus exhibit: RongRong&inri at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, features the works of the Chinese/Japanese collaborative team RongRong&inri, who have been pushing the boundaries of traditional black-and-white photography together since 2000. The husband and wife are widely recognized for self-portraits that chronicle their lives together. $10 adults 13+, $4 students with ID & seniors 60+. Free for children 12 & under and Modern members. For more information, 817-738-9215. www.themodern.org. 3200 Darnell St.
Through April 22 Peanuts…Naturally exhibit at the Tower Gallery in Downtown Grapevine. How many suns? Is the Earth flat? Charles Schulz touched on many aspects of the natural world during the nearly 50 years he created the Peanuts comic strip. Hrs: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m-6:30 p.m. and Sun. noon-5 p.m. Free Admission. For more information, 817-410-3185, www.grapevinetexasusa.com. 636 S. Main St. Grapevine, TX 76051.
Through April 26 What’s Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones Exhibition at The Fort Worth Museum of Science & History. This new traveling exhibition reveals the creative genius behind some of the most enduring cartoons and animated films of all time. What’s Up, Doc? examines Jones’ development as a filmmaker and visual artist, showcasing many of his most significant films. For more information, 817-255-9540, www.fortworthmuseum.org. 1600 Gendy St.
Through May 17 Benito Huerta: Axis Mundi v.2 exhibit at Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Local artist Benito Huerta strives to expand the boundaries of art by creating works that are symbolic, interactive, and relevant to viewers. Free admission. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Closed Mon. and major holidays. For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through May 24 The Collection of Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass at the Kimbell Art Museum. See a selection of paintings and sculptures amassed by two pillars of Texas philanthropy and business. Enjoy 37 Impressionist to post–World War II paintings and sculptures from artist like Van Gogh, Picasso, Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Vuillard, Matisse, Chagall and Rothko and sculptures by Rodin. The exhibition is free. Hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. noon-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., Closed Mon. For more information call 817-332-8451, www.kimbellart.org. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through May 31 Take Two: George Catlin Revisits the West exhibit at the Sid Richardson Museum. Paintings by George Catlin, the influential 19th century American Indian painter. Free docent-guided tours Tue. & Sat. 2 p.m. See web site for details. Hrs. Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. For information, 817-332-6554, www.sidrichardsonmuseum.org. 309 Main Street in Sundance Square.
Through Aug. 2 Audubon’s Beasts: At Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Industrious field mice, frolicking squirrels, fierce otters, and fearsome wild cats are just some of the stars of this selection of hand-painted prints by famed scientist and artist John James Audubon (1785–1851). Free admission. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Closed Mon. and major holidays. For more information, www.cartermuseum.org. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through Aug. 2 American Still Life exhibit at Amon Carter Museum of American Art. This exhibition showcases 60 works from the museum’s collection of still lifes and is organized in celebration of the recent acquisition of Raphaelle Peale’s Peaches and Grapes in a Chinese Export Basket (1812). See the works of William Harnett, John Frederic Peto, Georgia O’Keeffe, Arthur Dove and more. Free admission. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Closed Mon. and major holidays. For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through Aug. 23 The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth features Framing Desire: Photography and Video. This exhibition showcases over 40 recent acquisitions alongside iconic photographs and videos from the permanent collection. The artists use their medium in ways that transcend what the imagery literally depicts to intensify the idea of desire. Interweaving the documentary, subjective, and symbolic, these artists address sexuality, gender, longing, catharsis, and transgression, among other subjects. For more information, 817-738-9215. www.themodern.org. 3200 Darnell St.
Through Nov. 14 Lone Star Murder Mysteries presents Missed Fortune. Greedy Granbury Green, the town’s big shot banker, has been bumped off and Marshal Jim Courtright may need a crystal ball to figure out who done it! All predictions indicate laughter in the immediate future as you interactively help the Marshal read the signs and solve the crime. Tickets $59 per person for entertainment and dinner. For more information, 817-310-5588, www.texasstardinnertheater.com. 816 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX 76051.
3-29 Thomas Arvid Exhibition presented by Milan Gallery. Enjoy an exhibition by Thomas Arvid, America’s premier painter of wine. Two special Meet the Artist receptions are scheduled on March 7 from 6-9 p.m. and March 8 from 1-3 p.m. with a live painting presentation by the artist. Both appearances are free and open to the public. Reservations requested. For more information, 817-338-4278 or www.milangallery.com. 505 Houston St.
6 Artful Readings at Kimbell Art Museum. The selection for the evening is A Perfect Red: Empire, Espionage, and the Quest for the Color of Desire by Amy Greenfield. Participants explore connections in the literary and visual arts through group discussions and special presentations on selected books. Includes wine and light refreshments, as well as a 20% discount on Artful Readings selections in the Museum Shop. Lecture begins 5:30 p.m. For more information, 817-332-8451, www.kimbellart.org. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.
6 Billy Bob’s Texas-Big Smo. Tickets $12 & $18. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
6-8 Magnolia at the Modern. This ongoing series features critically-acclaimed films. March’s showing: Red Army-Mar. 6-8. Tickets $9, $7 for Modern members. Showtimes vary, see website for details. The Sunday noon show is half price. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, www.themodern.org/films/upcoming. 3200 Darnell St.
6,7,13,14,20,21,27,28 Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District Cowtown Coliseum hosts the Stockyards Championship Rodeo. Reserved box seats & VIP $22.50, Gen. Ad. $17.50, seniors 60+, $12.50 & children 3-12, $10. 8 p.m. www.StockyardsRodeo.com. 817-625-1025. 121 E. Exchange Ave.
7 AT&T American Cup. Featuring the world’s best gymnasts in a one-day all-around competition, the AT&T American Cup is the USA’s most prestigious international invitational and part of the International Gymnastics Federation’s all-around World Cup Series. For information and tickets, www.attstadium.com. AT&T Stadium, One AT&T Way, Arlington, TX 76011.
7 Billy Bob’s Texas-Stoney LaRue. Tickets $16 & $22. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
7-22 Spring Breakout at Six Flags Over Texas. Shake off the winter blues and get ready for big thrills and fun in the sun. Park hours vary, see website for details, www.sixflags.com/overtexas/plan-your-visit/park-operating-schedule. Six Flags Over Texas, 2201 Rd. to Six Flags, Arlington, TX 76011.
7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,21,28 Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District-Cowtown Coliseum hosts Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show. Family friendly entertainment. Box seats $18, Gen. Ad. $15, seniors 60+ $11 & children 3-12, $8. Performances 2:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. www.StockyardsRodeo.com. 817-625-1025. 121 E. Exchange Ave.
10-13 Spring Break at the Kimbell Art Museum. Celebrate with ongoing art activities, interactive family tours, storybook readings, teen studios led by guest artists, and films provided by Lone Star Film Society. Hrs. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free admission, no reservations for this program. For more information, 817-332-8451, www.kimbellart.org. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.
13 Billy Bob’s Texas-Ronnie Milsap. Tickets $15 & $30. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
14 Billy Bob’s Texas-Aaron Lewis. Tickets $16, $30 & $35. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
17 Pink Floyd Experience presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth at Bass Performance Hall. This is the ultimate live experience for Floyd fans: interpretive videos, plane crashes, flying pig, and a helicopter! Journey to the dark side of the moon with a spectacular light show, full quadraphonic sound and six outstanding musicians dedicated to bringing you the most authentic Floyd experience possible. Performance 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices vary. For more information, ticket office 817-212-4280, www.basshall.com. 525 Commerce St.
20 Billy Bob’s Texas-Bart Crow Band. Tickets $12 & $16. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
20-22 Beethoven’s Fifth performed by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra at Bass Performance Hall. The Symphony opens the concert with Richard Strauss’ virtuosic tone poem, Don Juan, and closes with Beethoven’s beloved and awe-inspiring Fifth symphony. Performance times and prices vary. For more information, ticket office 817-212-4280, www.basshall.com. 525 Commerce St.
20-22 Goodguys 5th Spring Lone Star Nationals at the Texas Motor Speedway. This giant hot rod & custom car festival offers full throttle fun with more than 2,000 hot rods, customs, classics, street rods, muscle cars & trick trucks through 1972 vintage nestled into the infield of the Texas Motor Speedway. The festival includes vendor exhibits, a swap meet and cars-for-sale area, and special “themed” parking areas. $20 adults, $6 children 7-12, FREE for 6 & under. Advance adult admission tickets can be purchased for $17 at www.good-guys.com. Texas Motor Speedway, 3545 Lone Star Circle.
21 Billy Bob’s Texas-Jerrod Niemann. Tickets $16 & $22. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
26 Billy Bob’s Texas-Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival BBQ Bash featuring Wade Bowen. What better way to kick-off the 2015 FWFWF than with Texas’ most iconic food at the World’s Largest Honky-Tonk? A dozen of Texas’ best pit-masters celebrate the festival launch by sharing their savory, smoked treasures. Look for great barbecue-worthy beverages…and be sure to wear your favorite boots for dancing. Tickets $15-$60. Doors open 6 p.m., live music 9 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
26-29 Fort Worth Wine and Food Festival. The four-day foodie extravaganza honors the distinctive nature of Fort Worth cooking, food, beverage and culinary traditions. Guests 21 and over are invited to events that infuse historic venues, homegrown flavors, celebrated local chefs, culinary professionals and wine makers into one taste-filled weekend. The signature events are held at various venues around Forth Worth and ticket package prices vary. For more information on events, venues and package options, www.fortworthfoodandwinefestival.com.
27 Billy Bob’s Texas-REO Speedwagon. Tickets $20, $40 & $50. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
27-April 12 Becky’s New Car at Theatre Arlington. Middle-aged Becky is caught in middle management and a mediocre marriage. Then one day, a grief-stricken millionaire offers her a shiny new life! The audience gets to ride shotgun in a thoroughly original comedy that is a delightful romp down the road not taken. Tickets $20. Performances Fri.-Sat. 7:30 p.m. & Sat-Sun. 2 p.m. For more information, www.theatrearlington.org, 817-275-7661. 305 W. Main St., Arlington, TX 76010.
28 Mary Chapin Carpenter with special guest Aoife O’Donovan presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth at Bass Performance Hall. Five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and 2012 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Mary Chapin Carpenter will embark on a unique series of intimate, acoustic performances. Performance 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices vary. For more information, ticket office 817-212-4280, www.basshall.com. 525 Commerce St.
28 Billy Bob’s Texas-Martina McBride. Tickets $20, $40, $50 & $6 0. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
Coming May 18-24 The 2015 Crowne Plaza Invitational-The golf tourney goliath returns to the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth to celebrate its 69th anniversary. The prestigious Tour event draws top players from all over the world. Defending champion Adam Scott will take on all challengers for the $6.5 million purse. Tickets must be purchased in advance. For more information, call 817-927-4280, www.CrownePlazaInvitational.com.